Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Practical Tip #2: Make Use of Spacesavers

I’ve heard it said many times before that you don’t get to choose your family.  Along the same lines, you don’t get to choose your birthday.  However, if I could choose, I would keep it right where it is, almost smack in the middle of the year.  Being born around Memorial weekend not only means celebrating my birthday at the beach on the opening weekend of Summer (thanks Mom and Dad!), but also being on the flip side of the year of Christmas as far as getting gifts.  As an avid gardener, this also means that I can get my “wishlist” of gardening supplies for Mother’s Day AND my birthday just in time for Summer growing.  Double the fun!  I know, I know, my birthday is still more than 2 months away, but a girl can dream!  So, with the catalogs pouring in (see my previous blog) and gardening season fast approaching, I’ve fallen in love with the Gardener’s Supply Company catalog  It contains all the goodies and gadgets to keep my hobby fun and easy.  Of course, some of the items are beyond our birthday budget, like the $600 three-tiered Sunlite Garden for growing seeds.  The great part is that there’s something in there for every budget.  With space being an issue in most gardens, I’m particularly fascinated by the cucumber trellis.  Last year, I tried growing cucumbers upright with tomato cages.  It actually worked quite well!  My garden was less covered with Medusa-like vines and the cucumbers were just as delicious.  This year, I hope to find a trellis (hint hint) on Mother’s Day or on my birthday.  Happy growing!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you find what you like in our catalog. As you get ready for the season, be sure to check out the Kitchen Garden Planner. It's a great way to get started, planning and dreaming for the new season:

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